The Andersons Spring Seminars provide an overview of the entire UK farming industry and its prospects – covering policy changes, new legislation, economic outlook, market prospects and profitability. They look at the implications for the future structure of UK farming and farm businesses, and those that service them. The seminars have been running for over 20 years and have become a must-attend event for professionals operating in the farming and agricultural sectors as they give a concise overview of the entire agricultural industry in a three-hour session. In addition to our seminars, we speak at numerous other events throughout the UK, Ireland and continental Europe on a wide range of topics related to the economics of agriculture and farm business management.

Benefits of attending our public seminars:

  • Delegates come away with a deeper understanding of the current issues facing the farming sector allowing them to better understand the needs of their clients and customers.
  • By looking at the future prospects for the industry, delegates are prompted to think about the direction of their own organisations.
  • Delegates also appreciate the opportunity to meet a wide cross-section of the agricultural industry in an informal setting and to exchange ideas and views.

2020 Dates and Venues 

DateDayVenue
28th FebruaryFridayRAF Club, London
3rd MarchTuesdayNewmarket Racecourse
4th MarchWednesdaySalisbury Racecourse
5th MarchThursdayExeter Racecourse
6th MarchFridayThe Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
10th MarchTuesdayPerth Racecourse, Scotland
11th MarchWednesdayEast of England Showground, Peterborough
12th March ThursdayRiseholme College, Lincoln
13th MarchFridayThe National Brewery Centre, Burton
17th MarchTuesdayHarper Adams University
18th MarchWednesdayCastle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria
19th MarchThursdayCarfraemill, Scotland
20th MarchFridayYork Racecourse

2020 Seminar Bookings

Using the form below, you can now book your place at one of our 13 seminar locations. Please note that the bookings are processed via PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account in order to book your place, instead click “Pay by Debit or Credit Card” option after clicking the “PayPal Checkout” button below.

Seminar 28th February – RAF Club, Piccadilly

The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7PY

Seminar 17th March – Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport

Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Seminar 18th March – Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria

Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG

Seminar 19th March – Carfraemill Hotel, Lauder

The Lodge, Carfraemill, Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RA

Seminar 20th March – York Racecourse

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX

Seminar 12th March – Riseholme College, Lincoln

Sports and Health Science Centre, Riseholme College, Showground Campus, Horncastle Ln LN1 2ZR, United Kingdom

Seminar 13th March – National Brewery Centre, Burton

The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton Upon Trent, Derbyshire, DE14 1NG

Seminar 10th March – Perth Racecourse

Perth Racecourse, Scone Palace Place, Perth, Perthshire, PH2 6BB

Seminar 11th March – East of England Showground, Peterborough

East of England Showground, Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XE

Seminar 4th March – Salisbury Racecourse

Salisbury Racecourse, Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8PN

Seminar 6th March – Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester

Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS

Seminar 3rd March – Newmarket Racecourses Conference Centre

Rowley Mile Course, Newmarket Racecourse, Newmarket, CB8 0TF

Seminar 5th March – Exeter Racecourse

Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7XS

We regret that, once a booking is made, we are unable to offer refunds. However, we are happy to substitute delegates at no charge, or swap delegates between venues for an administration charge of £35, subject to availability.

What do you get?

All delegates to the Seminars get a full colour printed booklet with a copy of the presentation along with additional detailed notes.

The Seminars start promptly at 10:00am and finish with lunch at 1:00pm. The Seminar will provide 3 hours of CPD. The agenda is available by clicking here (see page 2).

What do people say?

Each spring over 700 delegates attend our Seminars, with many attending regularly year after year. In 2019, over 95% of attendees rated them as either good or excellent.

Private Seminars:

In addition to our national seminar series held in the spring each year, we are also always pleased to organise and deliver specific training events for individual organisations throughout the year across the UK and Ireland. For more information please call +44 (0)1664 503 200 and ask for Richard King or Michael Haverty to discuss your requirements.

Conference Speaking:

We regularly speak at business-related agricultural conferences throughout the UK and Ireland to give our independent perspective on a wide range of topics including farm profitability, agricultural policy, Brexit and competitiveness to name but a few. A sample of our previous conference presentations is provided below.

Examples of Speaking Engagements: